Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Go Redskins!

We just got back yesterday from our little weekend trip to D.C. We had such a great time.
The game was AWESOME! I don't what it is about going to a live game, but for some reason I completely forgot that I'm supposed to hate football. I was so into the game, got so caught up in the plays. I didn't even get that much people watching done, because I was too busy watching the game. (You'd think I went to actually watch football....hello, what was I thinking?)

We got to the stadium early, bought some souveneirs (Clint's favorite team is the Redskins, so, while we usually don't spend the fortune to buy stuff at games, we made an exception for this one.)

After getting a ginormous Coke (it was crazy hot---94 degrees + humidity), we settled into our awesome seats. We were seated in a totally different section than all of the customers that we brought to the game. (I think Clint was secretly happy about that so he didn't have to play host the whole time). We sat about 20th row right on the 50 yard line! Last year, at the Chargers game we had 3rd row. And while the view of the players' butts was fantastic for me, you had a hard time actually seeing the game, so we opted for higher tickets this time.

I still enjoyed the view during the players' warm up.




Clint go a little jealous, so I took a picture for him too.


Clint and I bought Redskins jerseys. Don't we look cute? #47 is Chris Cooley the Tight End. He went to Utah State, so we like him.


Like I said, the game was great. I was getting a little stressed. The Saints just seems to stop them at every play. And the Redskins were down at the half. By the beginning of the 4th quarter, I was losing hope. Then, Washington scored two touchdowns in the last 6 minutes! It was so exciting! I'm so glad Clint got to see his team play and win.

Look at how excited he was after the 2nd touch down that won the game.


Oh, and can I just say. To Jason Taylor. Welcome to Washington.


Yum.



And not just because he can dance.


Excuse me a moment, while I wipe the drool off my keyboard.
Ahem......

Okay, so anyway.....here were are after the game. This is Clint and me, his bro Dave (who works with Clint) and his wife, Jen.



The scoreboard!




After the game, we were totally soaked in sweat (you know, because it was really, really HOT). So, after getting cleaned up, we took the Metro into downtown D.C., and saw a few sites, and went to dinner.

Here I am by a rose sculpture. I have no idea what the signifance of this is. It was in the courtyard behind the Ronald Regan...something or other...building.




And here we are in front of the famous Shepherd monument. What do you mean you've never heard of it? This is like the most awesome monument in Washington! This dude is a very important person in history. And he has a killer last name!




That is the Washington monument behind us. My camera does NOT like the dark, so it's kind of hard to see. I look pretty good though, don't I?...Oh, and so does Clint.


The White House. Isn't it so pretty, all lit up and glowing?




We went to this awesome little restaurant called the Capitol Grille. The food was amazing, and I'm pretty sure our server is our new best friend. She brought us so much free stuff, I couldn't believe it. (She was totally shell-shocked when she brought us each a martini, and we turned it down. She said in 12 years of working there she had NEVER had an entire table not drinking. We made history people.)

She also brought Clint out a salad, because he didn't order one, and the rest of us were eating one and she didn't want him to feel left out. It had anchovies on it. We each had to try one. Blech! But, I did try it. Not my thing. Yuck!

This is my SIL Jen trying the anchovies....


And this is me, trying the anchovies......

Then after eating Filet Mignon and Lobster, and stuffing myself to the point of pain, she brought us out free Creme Brulee cheesecake. Holy Mother, it was soooo good!
I'm pretty sure if we had given our server our name and address, she totally would've come looked us up if she was ever in UT. She was THAT friendly. Yeah, she got a really, really good tip.

Aside from this, the only other excitement was a "fake" hold up on the Metro. Some dork thought it would be funny to stand up at the front of the car (after asking everyone for spare change) and yell "This is a hold up! Nobody move!" pointing his little finger gun. Then start laughing and saying,"I'm just playin', was anybody scared?"

Um....Me......

It was a great trip! But I'm happy to be home.
Back to grind....

13 comments:

wonder woman said...

It sounds like you had a BLAST!! I don't blame you for getting into the game. I can watch just about any sport live. Except golf. And tennis. BOAR-ing.

And they won! That always makes it better. Not to mention tight pants on muscley backsides. Ahh, memories.....

Glad your back safe and sound. Really cute pics of you and hubby.

Merrianne said...

yeah....i was drooling when you were drooling!!! HUBBA HUBBA...does anyone even SAY hubba hubba anymore besides me???

anyway...

looks like a LOT of fun, friends, and food!! Life doesn't get any better than that!!!

i love the shirt you have on....the pink one with the bow on the strap! that is so adorable!!!!

woooo hooo! welcome baaaack!!!!

Natalie said...

Have I ever mentioned that Clint has the best job ever?
And if a waitress brought me a martini, I would never hurt her feelings and not drink it. Shame on you.

Jen K said...

looks funs, I'm ready for another vacation. Is it bad to want one once a month?

Little Miss said...

All this and no kids?! I'm so jealous I almost want to slam my laptop shut. (but I won't, just because Jason is still on my screen)-

btw, I forgot about all of Clint's sarcasm until you left that comment! Made me LAUGH! I'll see what I can do about getting that prescription for ya... lol

Megan B said...

What a fun vacation! And hot football players to boot!!

Jessica said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun! Watching live sports is a blast. (Do people still say that?) I don't know I've been out of high school for 5 years and I'm soo not cool anymore. I like all your pictures. You guys look great!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

wow, you look like you had fun. Thanks for posting the photos with "the view" :-) Anyway, at the risk of sounding like a stalker, you look very familiar and I noticed on your profile that you are from Kayville where my sis in law has lived forever. It makes me wonder if I've seen you in her ward or something...Anyways, fun post.

Love Fam said...

Way fun! I'm jealous, Brandon and I were just saying Sunday how fun it would be to an NFL game, LUCKY! ha

atsimms said...

What a fun vacation! Thomas and I went to DC last April and loved it. We had 3 kids with us and after seeing your pics I've decided we need to go without kiddies! Glad you had fun.

Mikki said...

Sorry, I am WAY behind in my commenting. Looks like a fantastic trip. I'm glad you enjoyed the game. You look fantastic!! I'm glad you got a little sightseeing in too.

MBWheelwright said...

ha ha your trip looks like it was so much fun! I love football, you are lucky you married a football lover!

Dixons said...

dan was so jealous you guys were at this game!!! i always cheer for chris cooley as well--go aggies! it'd be fun to get together...have your peeps get in touch with mine!